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Today we have endless amounts of TV series streaming on services like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Prime Video, Apple TV+, and Roku. When Netflix was the king of the castle, it typically debuted the entire season of a show on one day giving birth to the binge model of viewing. However, services like Disney+ and Apple TV+ have stuck with the traditional method of releasing episodes weekly. Both have their benefits and downsides.
So the question I ask today is: do you prefer a season of TV to release weekly or all at once?
While I don’t mind the binge method, I’m sort of digging the renewed interest in releasing episodes weekly. Shows definitely get talked about for longer online when there’s a new episode each week instead of the whole season dropping at once. It also helps with spoilers. Watching one episode a week is a lot more manageable than having to binge six to thirteen episodes over a weekend just so you can safely scroll through Screen Rant.
Weekly releases also allow you to spend time with the episode and guess what might happen next. If you’re using the binge model, half the time I forget how many episodes I watched and what happened in which episode. So yeah, I’m in favor of weekly release drops for streaming series.
So what about you, folks? Would you rather a new streaming series be released all at once or weekly?
I’ll see you in the trenches.